Need help for HIV patients in Roka,Cambodia

On November 2014, in Roka commune, Battambang province in Cambodia, a large HIV outbreak occurred when an unlicensed medical practitioner reused syringes resulting in 289 people contracting HIV (1) .

A research study conducted by The Institute of Pasteur  (2) HIV/Hepatitis Unit along with researchers from various organisations on HIV in Roka commune revealed a staggering rate of 67 percent also tested positive for Hepatitis C. ( more )

Although they received free HIV medication from the clinic, the cost of medication (Mavyret) for Hepatitis C alone is more than twenty six thousand dollars ($13,200 per month for 2 months in USA).

All of them are poor, uneducated, and earn less than $7 per day before contracting HIV.

Currently they are too sick and too weak to work. There are no resources or assistance to provide for their needs before they succumb to HIV and/or Hepatitis C.

 

On December 2017, Karuna Cambodia, a charity organization with 501(C)(3) www.karunacambodia.org

plan to help to each of 270 people currently still alive with:

– textbooks to students (one textbook for $2 )
– 1 bag of rice (15 kg for $7.50 )
– 5 can of sardines ($0.65/can)
– 10 bags of noodle ($0.15/.bag)
– 1 bottle of soy sauce ($0.65)
– 1 bottle of fish sauce ($0.65)
– salt ($0.50)
– sugar ($0.75/ kg )
– cooking oil ($0.75)

Any help to comfort these families will be greatly appreciated.

Please make check payable to Karuna Cambodia and mailed to Karuna Cambodia 634 Oakwood Ct,Westbury,NY 11590

Your donation is tax deductible.

 

  1. RFA link http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/hiv-09082015131559.html

 

 (2) The Phnom Penh Post

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roka-outbreak-had-high-hepatitis-c-co-infection-rates

Bikes and School Supplies Drive

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“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another”. G.K. Chesterton

On April 2017,Khmer New Year ,we will  donate 100 bikes ,school
supplies students at elementary school in Kampot province,Cambodia.
And we will plant 100 trees

Our Mission:
Encourage young underprivileged students to pursue their educational dreams, prevent them from dropping out and be a productive citizen in the future by providing
-$3 for 2 books, 2 pens, 2 pencils and one book bag.
-$ 25 for one bike. We place your name in front of bike and awarded student
Our Goal:
Provide 100 bikes and school supplies to 500 students in middle school in Takeo, Cambodia
Our Student Partners:
Hundred university students in Cambodia will volunteer and join us for this drive to inspire and be a role model and mentor for the younger students.
You can make a difference by sponsoring any of student

Contact person:
In Cambodia
Kranit  Ke  phone:  092899 844    kranititc@gmail.com
In USA
Samrang Kchao  phone: 516-974-9616        khunsamrang@gmail.com

Please make your donation check
Payable to Karuna Cambodia
Send to 634 Oakwood CT, Westbury, NY 11590

 

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